Male hairstyle: How to get slicked sides

Arianna | 02 November 2016

Slick back and relax!

Looking for a dapper male hairstyle to give your ‘do an effortlessly cool edge? Well, we’ve got just the look for you – and it comes in the form of slicked back sides! Favoured by A-list celebrities and male bloggers alike, this sleek hairdo is truly timeless. Plus, it’s perfect style for formal events, like weddings, interviews, or even an important business meetings.

So, if you have short to medium-length hair, and are ready to take your mane to the next level, then you’ll most definitely want to learn how to create this stylish men’s hairstyle. Simply read on for our epic (and easy!) tutorial, below.

Male hairstyle: A step-by-step guide to slicked sides


Prep your hair.

Begin by washing your mane with the TIGI Bed Head For Men Charge Up Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner, to prep it for styling. Then, blowdry your hair until it’s fully dry.


Scoop out some gel wax.

Using your fingers, scoop some VO5 Extreme Style Groomed Gel Wax into your palm (approximately a 10p-sized piece), and warm it between your hands to make it more workable.


Apply the wax to your hair.

Apply the wax to your hair as you create a deep side parting using your hands. Repeatedly run your fingers through either side of your parting, to evenly distribute the wax, and help form your perfect slicked back look.


Apply more wax.

Scoop out another 10p-sized piece of the VO5 Gel Wax and warm it between your hands. Then, following the movement of your parting, gently run your hands over your ‘do, to smooth down any flyaways, and create a sleek finish.


Final look.

And that’s all there is to it, a slick male hairstyle done in minutes! Now go forth and show off your stylish new ‘do – you’ve earned it.


Are you looking for a slightly edgier look to rock this season? Then how about giving a modern-day mohawk a go? With our top 5 tips on working this style best, you’ll earn yourself some instant style points!

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